Stop the Bleed: Staten Island - 10/14/18

Oct. 16, 2018

For the first time in our history, Girls World offered a Stop The Bleed seminar during its recent Staten Island Expo. We asked attendees, in an emergency, would you know how to help someone who is bleeding? During a life-threatening situation, anyone at the scene can act as immediate responder and help save a life. The skills learned during a Stop the Bleed class are taught throughout the country to military, medical, and law enforcement personnel, but the usefulness of the skills extends to everybody – including school aged-girls.

A person can die within 5-10 minutes due to uncontrolled bleeding, but proper bleeding control methods—including hand techniques, dressings, and tourniquets—can make all the difference. Staten Island University Hospital Northwell Health and Volunteer Heart Ambulance helped Girls World Expo attendees learn how to calmly and effectively respond to life threatening blood loss. The training lasted 60 minutes and each participant was provided with a certificate of completion.

Many parents who attended our expo with their daughters took the opportunity to get certified themselves. Watching mothers and fathers participate with their daughters further illustrates just how Girls World Expo is making a direct impact on young women in every community we visit. Our seminars begin a deeper conversation, that often continues at the dinner table. Stop the Bleed is an invaluable training Girls World hopes to include in other expo locations across the country. For more information, visit www.bleedingcontrol.org.

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